PASS Food Security Design Sprint & Guided Project
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The Food Security Design Sprint is a blended model of delivery that utilises the design thinking framework to investigate food security in the context of Asia-Pacific. The activities will provide an opportunity for participants to:
empathise with the global impact of food insecurity
facilitate the identification of localised food security problems
ideate and prototype innovative solutions
share these solutions through a formalised group pitch.
Following the Design Sprint, students will have the opportunity to refine and improve their Student Pitch by following the steps provided in the Guided Project.
PASS Indigenous Astronomy
Astronomi belong ol Native Pipol
Indigenous Astronomy Learning Activity is designed to help students develop an understanding of the unique scientific understanding the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have of the land by exploring their oral traditions and Dreamtime stories relating to Astronomy and Astrological phenomenon.
As much as possible, students are encouraged to reach out to their local Indigenous communities to form connections with them and learn about their own local traditions and customs and where these might relate to the world around them.
PASS Biology Resources from Australian Participants
View full list of Biology resources here
In this Google Drive folder, you will find a number of Biology resources shared by PASS Australian educators, including:
a range of activities/worksheets to consolidate understanding of cell structure, key ideas and vocabulary
a crossword activity on enzymes, for which students can work in pairs and compete to complete the crossword
a presentation and notes about DNA and mutations
a worksheet on light microscope
a presentation and activities on photosynthesis
an exemplar of student work on gas exchange, which can be adapted by asking students to create a cartoon to demonstrate a process, such as the journey of oxygen or the journey of a burger as it is eaten and assimilated or journey of a sperm cell.
an experiment about osmosis in potato (Potato can be replaced by any root vegetable. If cork borer is not available, just cut rectangles of same dimensions.)
Graphic organiser for ecology topics (in Word). This model can be adapted for any topic. Students are given an organiser to complete at the end of a topic to summarise key ideas.
an Ecology unit consolidation booklet. Please note this is specifically for the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) syllabus dot points, but a similar resource can be created for any syllabus.
These resources were shared by Karen Kirk from St Paul's School and Amy Tovey from St Paul's College.
PASS Hands on Science Resources from Australian Participants
The two Hands on Science resources below, a teacher handbook and student posters, were developed by O'Loughlin College and Port Moresby National High School as part of their school partnership project in 2019.
The guidebook has a range of different activities that will suit different learners and class contexts. Each activity explains why the activity should be used, when the activity should be used, what equipment is needed, and how to coordinate the activity. It also suggests alternative options and provides an exemplar and template for photocopying/laminating.
O'Loughlin College and Port Moresby National High School have kindly to share these with the rest of the PASS community for all to use.
PASS Physics Resources from Australian Participants
In this Google Drive folder, you will find resources for a Year 10 Unit on Physics of Motion. The resources work towards an assessment where student modify an original Physics experiment that was conducted in class to identify the relationship between different variables. Students are required to design the experiment, collection and analyse data to draw justified conclusions. These resources were shared by Dan O'Brien from Bundaberg SHS.
Amoeba Sisters YouTube Channel
Fighting Extinction – Zoos Victoria Resources
Khan Academy Science
Professor Dave Explains YouTube Channel
Teacher's Pet YouTube Channel
United Nations World Water Day – Ground Water – Making the Invisible Visible
Be inspired! See what student reporters can do - World Health Organisation Health for All Film Festival